Rochester MN Laser Treatment for Sun Damaged Skin
Most people want to keep a young and fresh glow. Our skin ages due to sun exposure and decreased production of collagen. Our laser treatments for sun damaged skin (Skin Rejuvenation or Photorejuvenation) help you keep a younger and fresher look.
How do our laser treatments help with your skin?
Ellipse laser treatments of sun-damaged skin make your skin look smoother by removing sun and age spots, other uneven pigmentation and diffuse redness. Your skin texture is improved and many women report that it becomes easier to apply makeup.
Facial treatments are most popular, but all parts of the body can be treated. To do this, short, safe bursts of intense pulsed light (called I2PL technology by Ellipse) are directed at the skin. The system filters the light to ensure the wavelengths used are absorbed by hemoglobin in the fine blood vessels and melanin in the age spots.
When cells containing a lot of melanin or hemoglobin are treated, the target heats up and is destroyed within a few thousandths of one second.
Our services help with removal of:
- Sun Spots
- Age Spots
- Pigment Irregularities
Can I be treated?
Treatments are most efficient in patients with light skin who are not suntanned at the time of the treatment. If your skin is less tanned, the contrast between the brown spots/blood vessels and background color of the skin is greater, making treatment easier.
How long does a treatment take?
A full-face treatment takes less than 20 minutes. But plan on being in the studio for 45 minutes. You should see an improvement after the first treatment, but up to 3 treatments may be required to achieve the full effect.
Does the treatment hurt?
No anaesthetics are required, and many clients describe the treatment as practically pain-free, like a flick from a rubber band followed by a sensation similar to the feeling of gentle warmth after a day on the beach.
Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?
The light used is completely safe, visible light. It is, however, important to avoid tanning (sun, solarium or self-tanning products) before and during the treatment period. Otherwise your tanned skin will absorb more light, which makes treatment less effective and less comfortable.
Generally, no special care is necessary after treatment, but people with sensitive skin may benefit from applying a cold compress (a cold damp cloth) to the face immediately after treatment or from using an ointment prescribed by Slow Coast Spa.
After the treatment, you should avoid sun exposure for 30 days, even if there is no sign of inflammation in the treated area. Use sun protection (minimum SPF 30) if sun exposure cannot be avoided.
What can I expect?
You may notice that the skin looks a little “dirty” for a few days following treatment. After that you will find that your skin looks smoother and fresher.
After we achieve your desired outcome you might choose to have 1-2 yearly maintenance treatments in order to keep your youthful appearance.